Public Notification and Third Party Comment

Mount Marty College is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The college will host a visit October 24-25, 2016, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Mount Marty College has been accredited by HLC since 1961. The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet HLC Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college to the following address:
Public Comment on Mount Marty College
Higher Learning Commission
230 LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC's website at

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by September 23, 2016

College accreditation provides assurances to our students that they can expect to receive a high quality education. Beautiful buildings and winning basketball teams are wonderful, but it’s important for students to have comfort in knowing that they will be prepared for the workplace and the world when they go forth.

Accreditation also ensures your eligibility in federal programs, credit transfers and graduate program applications.

Mount Marty College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  Further accreditations can be found below. We are a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1413
(800) 621-7440

MMC is also a member of the American Council on Education, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Association of Veterans Education Certifying Officials, Council of Independent Colleges, National Association of College and University Business Officers, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Student Clearinghouse, South Dakota Foundation of Independent Colleges, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, and Great Plains Athletic Conference.

The following programs are approved and/or accredited by specialized accrediting bodies:

Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Program by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL  60068; (847) 692-7050; a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).

Nursing Program by the South Dakota Board of Nursing and by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 2036-1120; phone: (202) 887-6791).

Teacher Education Program by the South Dakota State Board of Education.